Sunday, February 20, 2011

Crock Pot Lasagna

I'd heard of this..but I didn't believe it.

I kept thinking I wanted to do it, and I happened to run across a recipe for it and just kind of tweaked it.
PS- I use only the biggest crock pot, because when I bought it I thought, "The bigger the better!"...I honestly don't know what I was thinking.
So i basically double all recipes.
Plus the Trevor makes me.

What you'll need:
2 cups Mozzarella cheese
30 oz Ricotta cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp Red Pepper flakes
1/2 tsp Pepper
2 Cans Crushed tomatoes
1 pnd Ground Beef
1 Large Onion
1 pnd Lasagna Noodles
6 cups Spinach

What you'll do:
Start off with chopping your onion and start cooking it in some olive oil, butter, or whatever you choose. Then add your meat and season it with salt, garlic salt, and some pepper. Cover it up.

Get a bowl and mix together your ricotta cheese, 1 cup Mozzarella, and 1/4 cup Parmesan.
Get another bowl and put in your Tomatoes, Garlic, Pepper, and Red Flakes. Finish cooking your meat, drain your meat, and add it to this sauce.

Take out your big ol' crock pot, lay about 1/2 cup of your red sauce down, lay down some DRY noodles to fit the pot, lay down 1/3 of what you have in your bowl down, lay down 3 cups of me, it shrinks. Lay down half of your cheese. Repeat. After your last set of noodles lay down the rest of your red sauce and your cup of Mozzarella.

Turn on low and cook for 3-3 1/2 hours. SO yummy. The Red Pepper Flakes give it just the right kick!
Lay about

This dinner is kinda big, so if you have a family to feed this is great, or if you like to have left overs it is too. Or if you're like me and have a disposal drain for a husband. :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The MM sandwich

I made this sandwich the other night and it was sooo good! I found it on Pioneer Woman's website. I've tried a few of her recipe's and haven't loved them, but I LOVE this one!

What you'll need:
(I halved it, skipped the mushrooms, and used a different hot sauce and because I'm a little kid used cooking sherry)
* 4 Tablespoons Butter
* 2 pounds Cube Steak (round Steak That's Been Extra Tenderized)
* Salt
* Freshly Ground Pepper
* 1 whole Large Yellow Onion, Halved And Sliced Thick
* 2 whole Green Bell Peppers, Sliced Into Rings
* 2 whole Red Bell Peppers, Sliced Into Rings
* 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
* 16 ounces, weight White Mushrooms, Sliced
* 2 Tablespoons (additional) Butter
* 1-½ cup Sherry (regular Or Cooking Sherry Is Fine)
* 4 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
* 4 dashes Tabasco (more To Taste)
* 8 whole Deli Rolls (the Crustier The Better)
* 2 Tablespoons (additional) Butter
* 8 slices Cheese (Provolone, Swiss, Pepper Jack)

Prep: Cut all the vegetables up and then the meat, so we don't spread germs.
Slice the meat against the grain and season it with s&p
(I had never had Cube Steak, but it's dang good)
Throw 2 tbls of butter in a pan on high and brown both sides of the meat, this may take a few batches. Set the meat aside

I threw in a little more butter and then added the garlic, stirred it around, then all the vegies. Throw a lid on and let it cook on medium until the onions aren't crispy anymore, unless you're into that sort of thing.

Now set the vegies aside, it's time to make the sauce. Mushrooms are evil little things, so you can put them in now if you'd like, but if you don't want to die do what I say. Pour the Sherry in, hold your breath, it stinks, throw the Worcestershire sauce in, your hot sauce, some butter and let it simmer. I gave it a good 3-5 minutes and then added everything right back in. Make sure to taste it, and you can add in a little more hot sauce if you'd like or more Sherry.

Now toast your buns, or use a pan and butter them up, both sides. Throw the mixture on the bun, lay the cheese on top and broil.


Trevor and I ate these in like 30 seconds. That's a lie, I did. Trevor eats like an old man. But he ate a lot. :)